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Prescribed the Wrong Medication

Wrong Medication Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide

You rely on your prescription medication to treat your illnesses, injuries, and other ailments. For as much good as prescription medication can do, though, just as much harm can be done if you are prescribed the wrong medication. Doctors need to always be aware of the dangers that an incorrect medication can cause and prescribe drugs and dosages carefully.

If your doctor’s negligence caused you to get the wrong prescription medication, then you should come to LawMD to explore your rights as an injured patient. Our lawyers represent clients nationwide and in all manners of medical malpractice claims, including incorrect prescription medication claims. It would be our honor to be able to hear your story and see how you can begin a claim against your medical provider.

For a free consultation with our firm, call (888) 695-2963 at any time.

How Do the Wrong Medications Get Prescribed?

Accepted medical standards require all medical professionals to act deliberately at all times, especially when dealing with something that affects a patient’s health. How can it be that your doctor prescribed you the wrong prescription medication, leading to serious side effects, then? As is often uncovered, the truth is a doctor’s small lapse in judgment for only a moment is what leads to a major mistake that triggers severe or lifelong consequences.

Three mistakes that might lead to the wrong prescription medication are:

  • Diagnosis errors: In order for a prescription medication to be safe and effective, it needs to be used by a patient with a health condition that can actually benefit from the drug. Using a prescription that is not meant to treat what is afflicting you can be dangerous. When a doctor misdiagnoses your condition based on a misinterpretation of your symptoms, they might prescribe you an ineffective and potentially dangerous medication.
  • Incorrect medication: Each year, dozens of new medications are developed, reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and sent to the market for prescription use, where they join thousands of others already on the market. Big Pharma companies usually try to put a friendly, inviting twist on the brand names of their prescription medications to deter patients from feeling intimidating by the drug. The end result can be a long list of pharmaceuticals with similar names but dissimilar purposes. If your doctor prescribed you the wrong medication, then it is quite possible they got the drug’s brand name confused for another.
  • Unclear prescription: Everyone seems to have a story about how their doctor wrote a prescription for them that looked like nothing more than a scribble on the piece of paper. As humorous as these stories might seem, they actually reveal a serious problem within the medical industry: unclear prescriptions. If the bad handwriting of your doctor confused your pharmacist but not enough to the point where they felt they had to double-check the prescription with your doctor, then you could be given the wrong prescription medication entirely. In such a situation, some liability would likely fall on your pharmacist, too, not just your doctor.

Drug Interactions & Other Wrong Prescription Hazards

When you take the wrong prescription medicine unknowingly, there is no way to know for certain what complications will arise. Different drugs affect people in different ways, which is why doctors need to be so careful when selecting prescription medicines for their patients. Prescription drugs may even interact with one another unpredictably, triggering side effects that would not be experienced if the drugs were taken separately.

Serious side effects caused by taking incorrect prescriptions could include:

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Fainting
  • Heart failure

LawMD is Ready to Fight for You

Our nationwide wrong prescription medication attorneys from LawMD believe that there is never an excuse for a medication error caused by a medical professional. If you were given the wrong prescription and have since suffered serious health consequences because of it, then we want to hear from you to see how we can help. We are a team of physician-attorneys who have backgrounds in both medicine and the law, giving us a unique perspective to handle your claim and challenge any opposing counsel or expert witnesses brought to testify against you. Remember: Our legal services are available nationwide, so don’t hesitate to contact us when you need us.

Dial (888) 695-2963 to speak with a member of our law firm right away.




    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.


    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.


    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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